Hyperion's Record of the Month for July 2013 is a glorious second instalment of Handel Chandos Anthems
from Trinity College Choir Cambridge
; Stephen Layton
conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
and soloists Susan Gritton
, Iestyn Davies
and Thomas Hobbs
. Subtitled 'Spiritual Songs from the Baltic States', Kreek's Notebook
is a fascinating quasi folk collection by Tõnu Kõrvits. Sumptuously recorded by Royal Holloway Choir
and the Britten Sinfonia
under Rupert Gough
, the programme also includes new choral works by Arturs Maskats and Peteris Plakidis.
The sixtieth volume in our relentless Romantic Piano Concerto series is also Cédric Tiberghien's first—he has chosen three works by compatriot Théodore Dubois. Andrew Manze conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Re-issued this month are Hear my prayer, that wonderful showcase for the treble of Jeremy Budd and St Paul's Cathedral Choir, and the opulent Stanford Piano Quintet from the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet and Piers Lane.